The Braves have a month to evaluate Soroka

FILE – Atlanta Braves’ Mike Soroka twill be evaluated over the next month to see how the torn achilles tendon he suffered last season is healing. (AP FILE Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Feb. 28, 2021
BY  KEVIN MCALPIN
680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As Spring Training games are officially underway, the Braves still have over a month to determine if Mike Soroka will be healthy enough to open the season, or if he will need to miss a couple weeks as he recovers from his Achilles surgery. Kyle Wright, one of a handful of candidates to hold down that spot in the rotation, took the mound on Sunday against the Rays.

Wright worked a scoreless first inning, before he was removed with one out in the second inning, on the hook for three earned, one walk, one strikeout and three wild pitches. Wright admitted the adrenaline had him a little amped up for his first time though, but was encouraged by the feel for his breaking ball this early on. The highlights on the mound for the Braves included veteran righty Carl Edwards Jr. tossing a scoreless inning and Tucker Davidson, who also posted a scoreless frame.

Tomorrow, it’s Huascar Ynoa’s turn as he gets the start as the Braves visit the Red Sox. Ynoa showed glimpses of a big fastball in limited action in 2020, making a few starts as an Opener during bullpen games. Ynoa joins Wright and Bryse Wilson as the three most likely candidates to fill Soroka’s spot, if he does indeed find himself slightly delayed at the start of the season.

Kevin McAlpin has covered the Braves since 2012 for @680TheFan and the @BravesRadioNet

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